Currier Plastics Inc. has boosted its capabilities for secondary operations such as part decoration, assembly and ultrasonic welding.
In its 65,000-square-foot facility in Auburn, the firm transformed 2,000 square feet from warehousing to manufacturing space. Production in the new area started in early October.
``Most value-added operations are for injection molding, but we are looking to expand that to serve blow molding,'' said Mark Stehle, sales and marketing manager. ``As a custom molder, we need to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers as they arise.''
Currier added a sonic welding machine, developed silk-screening capability and has ordered pad-printing equipment. Currier operates 13 blow molding machines capable of making containers of one-half ounce to 2½ gallons.
Currier employs 130. The company projects 2004 sales of about $15 million, with blow molding accounting for $8 million and injection molding for $7 million.